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Commenting on new analysis published today (Monday) by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which shows that government cuts to social security have not achieved intended savings, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “As the bedroom tax shows, government welfare policies have always been about cuts rather than providing a proper...
17 November 2014
Unions involved in the TUC-led All Together for the NHS campaign are backing a Bill sponsored by Clive Efford MP that will put patients’ needs before private profits and protect health services from privatisation. The National Health Services (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, published today (Friday), will have its Second...
07 November 2014
The Treasury’s breakdown of how tax revenue is spent by government is a political stunt, the costs of which should be repaid to taxpayers, says the TUC. The tax breakdown given in tax statements has been criticised by the Institute for Fiscal Studies for labelling a quarter of all spending...
04 November 2014
Responding to the IMF World Economic Outlook published today (Tuesday) which draws on IMF research to recommend public investment for global growth, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “The IMF’s research shows why austerity is failing across Europe and we have the slowest recovery from a crash on record. Waiting...
07 October 2014
Commenting on the plans outlined today (Thursday) by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander MP regarding future government investment in the UK's infrastructure, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
27 June 2013
The 3 per cent cut to the EU budget at last week's marathon summit amounts to a tiny proportion of public spending throughout the European Union, less than one per cent. The Prime Minister is claiming victory, even though the UK will be paying more to the EU as the...
11 February 2013
Around ten years after the first Living Wage campaign began in the UK, in London, this week marks the first ‘Living Wage Week', an opportunity to highlight the impact paying low paid workers decent wages can have and to encourage more employers to consider the benefits of introducing this as...
05 November 2012
This briefing paper provides our analysis of the proposals made in the government's Rail Command Paper, published in March 2012.
03 July 2012
Thousands of workers across the North East and Cumbria will be showing their support for Pensions Justice and joining in with one of the four regional March and rallies across the region on Pensions Day of Action, November 30th. As well as independent pickets all over the region, workers and...
28 November 2011
This briefing covers the main points covered by the TUC's comprehensive response to the coalition government's Open Public Services white paper. The briefing outlines our key concerns, summarises our analysis of the proposals contained within the white paper and sets out the key elements of the TUC approach to public...
24 October 2011

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